I’ve had a few questions lately about cat litter and how to use it in conjunction with Bokashi. There’s a lot of good information here on Bokashicycle, a great US-based company working with Bokashi in many applications.
But the basic principle is sprinkle some Bokashi bran in your cat tray now and then, it will help absorb odour and speed up the subsequent breakdown process. You can also do a special Bokashi bucket for dog and cat poo, just use a standard airtight bucket and use newspaper or the litter itself to absorb any liquid. The key thing here is to bury it in a flower bed — not your veggie patch. Just to be on the safe side.
Personally cat litter isn’t something I know a lot about. Our cat Dipsen, proudly presented above, is well and truly an outdoor cat. The kind of guy you like to have taking care of the place, that is at least when he’s not sleeping or keeping himself warm on my computer. But we live in the country, with a wheat field 5m from the kitchen window. Yep, you got it — wheat field = mice and that means a busy hunting cat doesn’t have far to go to have fun. But he keeps the house and sheds nice and rat free for us.
On the plus side, this means we’ve had plenty of scope for doing rat-and-mice bokashi tests. I know it’s hard to believe but mice/rats just aren’t keen on Bokashi. The pH is too low, it’s too acidic in other words. Given that we have a good setup for testing I regularly put bags of Bokashi out in strategic spots to see if they’ll get any small furry customers. And so far not a nibble. So I would say the theory holds. But if you’re worried you could always do a small scale test, a bit of Bokashi in a plastic bag (sealed of course) and put it out in a likely spot. Let us know how it goes!
And good luck with those cat trays!